I'm Athayde (Ah-ta-EE-deh), and I may help you make sense of difficult feelings and thoughts. We've all been there: feeling down, angry, lost, or fearful because of work, relationships, social life, or the future of the planet - I will listen to your story. You don't have to be in crisis or have a specific cause of dissatisfaction: people often come to therapy for insights or a better perspective.
If you think I may be able to help you, give me a ring or send a message. I will be happy to answer questions or arrange an initial chat to discuss your needs.
I offer face to face sessions, and both of my offices are sufficiently spacious to maintain a 3-m distance between therapist and client. I also offer video and outdoor sessions ('Walk & Talk' therapy).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a down-to-earth psychotherapist with an integrative approach, combining the person-centred principles of mutual understanding between therapist and client with solution-orientated cognitive-behavioural methodology. I use a range of tools that suit the client's personality, as long as they are effective and supported by evidence-based literature.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Thursday to Saturday 8:00 to 19:00 h
Monday to Wednesday 17:00 to 20:00 h
If we decide to continue working together, we will carry on at your own pace, explore whatever you want to bring, and move towards your goals. It is up to you to decide how long you want to see me.